Persons are encouraged to learn more about anti-doping measures used in sports by attending one of two seminars organised by the UNESCO National Anti-Doping Commission (Barbados) Education Project.
The seminars will be held at the Barbados Olympics Association, Wildey, St. Michael, on Saturday, July 20. The first will start at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 11:00 a.m, while the second will commence at 1:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
Some of the topics to be presented are: Why Some Athletes Dope; What is the World Anti-Doping Agency and its Mandate; the Prohibited List of Substances; Recent Doping Control Cases; Therapeutic Use Exemption and the Process, and Doping Control Procedures.??The speakers will include members of the National Anti-Doping Commission.
In addition to the seminars, the UNESCO National Anti-Doping Education Project will feature a new competition category at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). Artistic persons will be invited to submit works of art on anti-doping.
Visual artists, actors, dancers, filmmakers, poets, singers and other creative practitioners, who are interested in the NIFCA Anti-Doping competition category, are encouraged to attend the seminars.
Persons who wish to receive more information are advised to contact Patrina Bynoe or Neil Murrell at the National Sports Council at 430-7722 or 430-7702, respectively.